With Memorial University’s current president set to end his second term at the helm next December, the Board of Regents is beginning the work to find a new president.
Dr. Gary Kachanoski requested to finish on Dec. 31, 2019 – six months earlier than originally planned.
At its Oct. 3 meeting, the university’s Board of Regents set the terms of reference and membership structure for a Presidential Search Committee (PSC). It’s the next step in finding a new president.
“One of the most significant responsibilities of the Board of Regents is that of the appointment of the president,” Iris Petten, chair of the board, was quoted in a news release.
“We will conduct a search for a new president using a process that is open, transparent and accountable.”
Petten said the search will also be “an extensive and collaborative process”.
The PSC membership will include: Petten as chair of the committee; two other board members chosen by Petten; four faculty members chosen by the Senate, with at least one member from each of the St. John’s campus, Grenfell Campus and the Marine Institute; two students chosen by the chair following consultation with student unions; an academic administrator chosen from among themselves; a non-academic administrator chosen from among themselves; and one member of the public-at-large chosen by the chair.
Further details about the search process will be finalized once members of the PSC are appointed.